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Samples of Chef Tatung's specialties for the Filipino Food Festival

Samples of Chef Tatung’s specialties for the Filipino Food Festival

Feeling patriotic? Then proceed to the buffet table to taste the best of the Philippines

Words and photos by Angeli De Rivera

Isn’t it a thrill how Filipino food is being dubbed as the next big thing in the international food scene? Everyone’s going gaga over classics like sisig, lechon, lumpia, dinuguan, and kare-kare, but in reality, there is so much more to learn about Filipino cuisine! Take for instance, the Chicken Pianggang, a lovely Tausug chicken stew made rich with the flavors of burnt coconut paste and aromatics. Another is the Dinakdakan, which is kind of like the Ilocano cousin of the sisig that uses chopped up and grilled pork bits (usually made from the pig mask), red onions, chilis, and peppers.

Chef Myke Tatung Sarthou is one of Manila-based chefs invited to speak at Madrid Fusion in Spain last 2016.

Chef Myke Tatung Sarthou is one of Manila-based chefs invited to speak at Madrid Fusion in Spain last 2016.

Salivating yet? Not to worry, you can have the chance to try these delicious local dishes plus a lot more at the Philippine Archipelago Filipino Food Festival from June 2 to 12, 2017 in Diamond Hotel Manila. Presented by the much sought after Filipino chef and now award-winning cookbook author, Myke Tatung Sarthou, the buffet is open to everyone who loves to savor the flavors of more than 7,107 islands.

Adobo-glazed Roast Beef

Adobo-glazed Roast Beef

Corniche, Diamond Hotel’s buffet outlet will carry a wide spread of Filipino dishes ranging from Filipino favorites like Embutido, Kinilaw, Molo Soup, and Chicken Tinola sa may Mais to hearty carvings like Lechon Belly Roll, Adobo-glazed Roast Beef and Hamonado. Even the desserts are worth a mention with sweet creations like Durian Trifle, Champorado Mousse, and Buko Meringue Pie.


Minatamis na Saging and Champorado Mousse for dessert


Leche Flan adorned with seasonal fruits

Also, for those who want to take home some a piece of Filipino culture, The Ylocos Heritage Art and Crafts has also set up a selling counter where guests can buy Abel Ilocos fabrics and other goods at the hotel’s upper lobby.


Philippine Archipelago Filipino Food Festival is available for lunch and dinner buffet service in Corniche from June2-12, 2017 at P2,380 nett per person. As an exclusive treat to all diners, Diamond Hotel will also be giving away two round trip airline tickets to Cebu. Guests who spend a minimum P5,000 at the buffet will be given a raffle stub for a chance to win this prize.

Diamond Hotel Philippines

Roxas Boulevard cor. Dr. J Quintos Street, Manila

(02) 528-3000

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